Model who claimed to have recordings revealing Trump-Russia ties detained in Moscow: report

A model who claimed to have recordings revealing ties between President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China MORE and Russians was detained in Moscow Thursday on prostitution allegations.

Police in Moscow announced that Anastasia Vashukevich was detained at the Sheremetyevo airport, according to The Washington Post.


Vashukevich was deported from Thailand earlier in the day after spending nine months in prison on charges of conspiracy and soliciting prostitution.

Early during her sentence the Belarusian escort said she had 16 hours of audio recordings from August 2016 that allegedly include Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, talking about that year’s U.S. presidential election. 

The billionaire has links to former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortHe who must not be named: How Hunter Biden became a conversation-stopper Schiff should consider using RICO framework to organize impeachment Giuliani consulted with Manafort on Ukraine info: report MORE, who was indicted on charges of financial crimes by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE

Vashukevich offered the tapes to the U.S. in exchange for asylum. Thai officials turned down a FBI request to meet with Vashukevich and another “sex coach” to discuss the information regarding the alleged tapes.

However, in August, Vashukevich said she had given the tapes to Deripaska for “a little something” in return.

Deripaska has denied any wrongdoing.

There is no evidence that the audio tapes showed contact between Trump campaign members and Russia.